0

I want to install Tracks on my Raspberry Pi for task/time management. My Pi is running the latest Raspbian, i.e. I have updated it to the latest package versions.

There is a rather cryptic guide on installing it here. Unfortunately, I couldn't follow these instructions due to errors, I suspect that this is because of software versions being too new.

I tried the following approach:

  • using ruby1.8 / ruby1.8-dev, because those versions are closer to the versions from the guide. At bundle install --without development,test the process failed at a package telling me that ruby1.9.2 was needed (I don't have the extact message anymore, but if needed I could do it again).
  • I reverted the system back to before the first attempt and installed ruby1.9.1 / ruby1.9.1-dev. Again a failure occurs, with this message:

    Installing htmlentities 4.3.1
    Installing jquery-rails 2.3.0
    Installing libv8 3.16.14.3
    Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.
            /usr/bin/ruby1.9.1 extconf.rb
    checking for ruby/thread.h... no
    checking for rb_thread_blocking_region()... yes
    checking for rb_wait_for_single_fd()... yes
    checking for rb_hash_dup()... yes
    checking for rb_intern3()... yes
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
    checking for main() in -lm... yes
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
    checking for main() in -lz... yes
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
    checking for main() in -lsocket... no
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
    checking for main() in -lnsl... yes
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
    checking for main() in -lmygcc... no
    checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
    *** extconf.rb failed ***
    Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of
    necessary libraries and/or headers.  Check the mkmf.log file for more
    details.  You may need configuration options.
    
    Provided configuration options:
            --with-opt-dir
            --without-opt-dir
            --with-opt-include
            --without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
            --with-opt-lib
            --without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
            --with-make-prog
            --without-make-prog
            --srcdir=.
            --curdir
            --ruby=/usr/bin/ruby1.9.1
            --with-mysql-dir
            --without-mysql-dir
            --with-mysql-include
            --without-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
            --with-mysql-lib
            --without-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/lib
            --with-mysql-config
            --without-mysql-config
            --with-mysql-dir
            --without-mysql-dir
            --with-mysql-include
            --without-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
            --with-mysql-lib
            --without-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/lib
            --with-mysqlclientlib
            --without-mysqlclientlib
            --with-mlib
            --without-mlib
            --with-mysqlclientlib
            --without-mysqlclientlib
            --with-zlib
            --without-zlib
            --with-mysqlclientlib
            --without-mysqlclientlib
            --with-socketlib
            --without-socketlib
            --with-mysqlclientlib
            --without-mysqlclientlib
            --with-nsllib
            --without-nsllib
            --with-mysqlclientlib
            --without-mysqlclientlib
            --with-mygcclib
            --without-mygcclib
            --with-mysqlclientlib
            --without-mysqlclientlib
    
    
    Gem files will remain installed in /var/lib/gems/1.9.1/gems/mysql2-0.3.16 for inspection.
    Results logged to /var/lib/gems/1.9.1/gems/mysql2-0.3.16/ext/mysql2/gem_make.out
    An error occurred while installing mysql2 (0.3.16), and Bundler cannot continue.
    Make sure that `gem install mysql2 -v '0.3.16'` succeeds before bundling.
    

Since I have never used Ruby I have no idea how to continue. So my questions:

  1. what can I do to continue with the installation?
  2. is there another guide on installing Tracks? The commands are totally messed up!
  3. is there an alternative to Tracks that works on the RP and is equally good?
2

It appears that you don't have all the prerequisites installed (specifically MySQL). Try this:

sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev
-1

I did this successfully, see https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/tracksapp/n3Mryd-O7HY for step by step instructions.

  • 1
    Hello and welcome! Please try to explain what to do to solve the issue. Link-only answers are a little undesired. – Ghanima Jan 19 '15 at 7:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.